ASHRAE NE - February Chapter Meeting
Contact Kendra Potasiewicz

Join the ASHRAE Northeast Chapter for our February Chapter Meeting! It will be held the second week of February, on Tuesday 2/13 as to not interfere with the President's week holiday.


We will be hearing from Dave Rausch of Phoenix Valves on Optimal Airflow Design for Healthcare Environments



If your firm is active in healthcare design, this is presentation you do not want to miss!


Dave brings an extensive knowledge of ventilation techniques for healthcare environments, and the presentation will also include hands-on valve demonstrations.

  • Abstract:

For Staff, Patients, & Healthcare Facilities: Better Directional Airflow is a must! When priorities include healthy patients and staff members, understanding and implementing directional airflow is a must. During this session you'll learn how new ventilation design techniques, specifically with venturi air valve technology and proper controls, supports occupant satisfaction, better infection control, and improved room state flexibility, as well as offering energy and operational savings.

  • Learning objectives
    • Understanding the purpose of directional airflow in Healthcare environments.
    • The direction of Healthcare standards and how they are changing.
    • Infection control – “the dirty little secret” – Test results of comparison at various room states.
    • New techniques for ventilation control in Healthcare environments such as Operating Room, Isolation Rooms, and other areas like ICU patient rooms.
    • Opportunities to save energy and operation budget dollars in areas that are very demanding.
  • There will be a valve demonstration incldued in the presentation and valve specimens availabel for inspection.

Speaker Bio:

David Rausch joined Phoenix Controls in 2006, and is currently the Sr. Business Development Manager. He has been involved in many aspects of product management, product design and project design of specialty mechanical devices and controls within the laboratory industry for over 12 years. He is an active member of ASHRAE and is a voting member to TC 9.10 and Vice Chair of TC 2.2. David is also a voting technical committee member of NFPA 45 (Laboratories Using Chemicals) and is Secretary of New England’s Chapter for I2SL. He has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University and an Associates degree in Applied Science / Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Morrisville, NY.

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Location Italian American Community Center
257 Washington Ave. Ext
518.456.IACC (4222)
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